From officers quarters to 'Brown House': 1856-1907
October 28, 2010 · 3:25 PM
The Brown House was originally built at Fort Bellingham in 1856, was moved to American Camp in 1867, then moved to Friday Harbor after the U.S.-British territory dispute was settled.
Top photo: The Brown House is one of the two officers quarters seen at the top of the parade grounds in this plan of Fort Bellingham in the 1850s. Middle photo: Second from left, the building was moved from Fort Bellingham to American Camp and served as an officers quarters from 1867-1872. Bottom photo: The building in its current location, at West and First streets, in 1907.